Festival Program & Activities

Workshops, paint outs, exhibitions, demonstrations, Artist talks, pre-festival activities and over $8,000 in awards and prizes. This festival celebrates everything to do with outdoor painting.

Pre-festival activities include:

  • World Wide Paint Out: 12 and 13 September, Mandurah foreshore
  • Two day Plein Air Master Workshop with feature artist Brendon Darby. SOLD OUT
  • One day Beginners Oil Painting Workshop with feature artist Leon Holmes. REGISTER HERE
  • One day Intermediate-Advanced Watercolour Workshop with feature artist Cass Gartner. SOLD OUT
  • Pinjarra Court House plein air exhibition: 1 September to 2 October 2020

Festival weekend activities include:

  • Artists Meet and Greet at the Leon Holmes Gallery
  • Demonstrations by feature artists Brendon Darby, Leon Holmes and Cass Gartner
  • Day and evening paint outs
  • Two-hour ‘Quick Draw’ painting competition
  • A day painting in historical Pinjarra
  • Daily easel exhibitions

Post-festival activities include:

  • Judge’s Invitational Exhibition at Contemporary Art Spaces Mandurah
  • Prize and Awards presentations
  • Artist Talks